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Wolf population in Northern Rockies dips for first time in 15 years according to FWP

March 23, 2011

The gray wolf population in the Northern Rockies dropped in 2010 — the first annual decline since the animal was reintroduced to the region 15 years ago, federal wildlife officials reported Friday. At least 566 wolves now live in Montana. The latest wolf management report by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks indicates that is an 8 percent increase in 2010 compared to a 4 percent increase last year and an 18 percent increase in 2008. FWP says it verified 108 packs and 35 breeding pairs.

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